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Boot Drive Failure with storage spaces array

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Boot Drive Failure with storage spaces array


    I believe I lost my boot drive. My computer hangs when it can't find SATA4 in BIOS. I tried switching cables, but it did not help. I have 4 drives in a storage spaces array and a single boot drive. The computer is older, so I am thinking about pulling the 4 drive array and putting it in a mediasonic 4 bay box. I would attach it via usb to a windows 8 laptop. I only use the array for media storage.

    Will the laptop see the array correctly in the usb box?
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    So I went ahead and bought the mediasonic 4 bay box. I put in the 4 drives from the array and they showed up without any problems on my windows 8 laptop. They are linked by USB, but still show up as a regular hard drive.
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  3. #3


    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    sounds like your sata controller on the old motherboard is dying or one of the disks in your array is degraded or dying. what does disk management show for the disks when its plugged into the laptop in windows 8? is it raid 0,1, or 5? you want to make sure nothing is degraded.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    It was the boot drive. I pulled it and tried a sata/usb hub. It would power up, but not access. The 4 bay is working well. I am going to do a mirror and then I have carbonite for the really important data. Thanks for the reply.
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Boot Drive Failure with storage spaces array
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